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Oil Change I have an Audi A4 1.8 2005 and when I bought it the mileage was around 27K The mileage now is 30k. What type of oil do I use? The mechanic told me there are three ways to go.... cheap, blend, pure synthetic. Do I change the oil now, and if so what is the best choice? Thank you, Connie

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When buting a used car it is always best to change the oil as soon as posable as u do not know what its condition is as for what type it is really up to you as long as the oil is the same weight as recomended witch is listed on the cap example 5W-20 which i beleve is the one for the audi but as for the type it is up to u as the owner I recomend synthitic if u do alot of hi-way driving

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